The voluptuous chandelier greeting guests in the lobby sends a signal: only the best will do. A message carried through to the Langham’s suites where hand-carved furniture and plush furnishings emphasise an old-world elegance – elevated further with the Langham Club adding access to the private Club lounge and attentive Club Butler service. Impressive further still, the hotel’s EarthCheck Gold and Qualmark Enviro Gold ratings has meant a serious commitment to reducing waste production and saving energy without compromise. The Chuan Spa provides Eastern-themed indulgences, as does Eight’s made-to-order buffet, with islands themed to cuisines from America to Asia and exquisite sweets. The Domain and Auckland Museum are a short stroll away.